Surgery Details

If you live in Oldham East and Saddleworth and would like to speak to your Member of Parliament about a number of issues including housing, immigration, benefits or other matters, please call Arooj Shah on 0161 624 4248 to book an appointment at a constituency advice surgery. PLEASE NOTE ALL

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Wear it Pink

This week I’m joining forces with Breast Cancer Campaign to raise awareness of its biggest fundraising event, wear it pink day. It’d be great if everyone in Oldham, and throughout the country, supports wear it pink to raise valuable funds for breast cancer research as so many of

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Late Payments to SMEs debated by MPs

On 14th September 2011 I initiated an adjournment debate in Westminster Hall to highlight the issue of late payments for small and medium businesses (SMEs). The debate was constructive and welcomed by MPs from across political divides. You can watch the whole debate at the

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Senior Caseworker Position – position now filled

The Senior Case Worker will be based in the constituency office in Oldham. The post holder will provide advice and support to constituents on a variety of issues through liaison with Government, local authority and other agencies to resolve these matters. The post holder will be required to

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Parliamentary Assistant position – position now filled

The Parliamentary Assistant will be based at Westminster and will assist the Senior Parliamentary Assistant, for example with policy research and national casework. The post holder will also liaise with the Communications officer in the maintenance and updating of the MP’s website. Excellent

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Caseworker position – position now filled

The Case Worker will be based in the constituency office in Oldham. The post holder will provide advice and support to constituents on a variety of issues. The post holder will be accountable to the Senior Parliamentary Assistant. Excellent organisational and communications skills and case work

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Policing and Crime

On  23 May, I gave a speech to the House of Commons on policing and crime. During the speech I noted the importance of crime reduction and prevention and that crime fell by 43% to a 30 year low under Labour.  I also registered my concerns that the coalition government’s cuts will put at

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Localism Bill: the speech that never was…

After burning the midnight oil to write a speech for the third reading of this Bill time ran out and I wasn’t called! So, here is the speech that never made it into the public domain…until now! THIRD READING, LOCALISM BILL, 18TH MAY 2011 Thank you, Mr Speaker. I’m grateful to you

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Protect the NHS

Just had a great day with Coronation Street legend Liz Dawn and Derek Twigg MP talking to Chadderton shoppers about how we must protect the NHS. Sign the petition now Photo credit: Saddleworth News                  

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